|Rag Radio 2010-12-17 / Anti-Gentrification Activist Bo McCarver - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bo McCarver is a community organizer and builder who has been in the forefront of the struggle against gentrification in East Austin. A Vietnam Vet born in Slaton, Texas, McCarver has masters degrees in journalism and fine arts and a Ph.D. in anthropology. McCarver personally builds -- and acquires and rehabs -- rundown houses. He is chair of the Blackland Community Development Corporation that has for 25 years provided affordable housing to diverse low-income households, and to senior citizens ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bo McCarver; Gentrification; East Austin; Homeless; Community Activists
|People United - May 18, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features community activist Bo McCarver on the struggles by the residents of Blackland--a traditionally African American neighborhood on the East Side of Austin, Texas--first against eminent domain, and then against gentrification. He spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on February 13, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Bo McCarver; East Austin; Blackland; Blackland Community Development Corporation; 1928 Master Plan; low-income communities; communities of color; people of color; black communities; African Americans; displacement; segregation; development; developers; speculators; eminent domain; University of Texas; annexation; gentrification; deeds; property taxes; housing prices; affordable housing; own; rent; mortgage; lease; education; schools; Cherrywood; white privilege; affluent; affluence; rich; poor; homeless; homelessness; history; current events
|People United - January 25, 2013 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features community activists Jane and Gilbert Rivera on their book Austin's Rosewood Neighborhood, examining the historically African American neighborhood on the east side of Austin, Texas. They spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin's North Loop neighborhood on December 12, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; community radio; East Austin; Rosewood; neighborhood; Jane Rivera; Jane H Rivera; Gilbert Rivera; Gilberto Rivera; Gilberto C Rivera; Malignant Neglect; Austin's Rosewood Neighborhood; urban; geography; segregation; gentrification; race; class; ethnicity; IH-35; Master Plan; African American; Hispanic; Latino; Latin; Chicano; Mexican American; Austin City Council; geographic representation; single-member districts; at-large system; gentlemen's agreement; Mejitas; Blackland; Bo McCarver; Juarez Lincoln University; East Austin Chicano Economic Development Corporation; Brown Berets; Susana Almanza; Sylvia Herrera; Paul Hernandez; Maria Limon; Velma Roberts; The Day the Klan Marched; We Will Always Be Here; CAMILA; Chicanos Against Military Intervention in Latin America; PODER; People Organized in Defense of the Earth and her Resources; community; neighborhood; city; social justice; racial justice; economic justice; struggle; protest; social movement; history; current events